Posts Tagged: Vintage

September Issues!

I’ve received the September 2013 issues of Vogue (902 pages), W (456 pages), and Harper’s Bazaar (600 pages) in the mail. Still waiting on Elle though! This is me walking in from the mailbox holding Vogue and W in all my suburban work-at-home glory. 🙂 It’s been an annual ritual, since I was thirteen or… Read more »

Groovy 70s Granny Square Jacket Crochet Pattern

There seems to be a resurgence of the ubiquitous 70s crocheted granny square items lately!  I’ve notice several vintage hand-crocheted granny jackets being bid up to hundreds of dollars on eBay.  Here is a great crochet pattern from 1973 for a “Out-of-the-Blue” Jacket.  Multicolored squares edged in blue make a charming night-or-day cover up.  Triangular… Read more »

1930s College Co-eds and Coca-Cola

When I think of how much soda people drink these days, it’s always refreshing to see how they drank it in days of yore.  This fab 1939 Coca-Cola ad depicts two college co-eds in their dorm room, drinking bottles of Coke.  “Ice-cold Coca-Cola goes to school…to add its refreshing life and sparkle to the sociable… Read more »

Those Fabulously Swell Vintage 1939 Shoes!

The shoes from the ’30s were incredibly stylish!  These ads, from May, 1939 feature the outrageously beautiful shoes that the average American ’30s woman had to chose from.  This Red Cross Shoes ad displays their “brilliantly designed” and “superbly tailored” shoes made for dress, sports and walking.  The artistic detailing of each shoe is amazing. … Read more »

Groovy 70s Crocheted Poncho and Lacy Flare Pants Pattern

This is about the grooviest crochet pattern I’ve run across!  Crocheted in cotton twine or knitting worsted yarn, the deep-pointed poncho is two straight pieces, sewn together.  Hip-snug lacy pants have an opaque pattern at top, drawstring waist, and flare slightly below knee. Out of sight, man! Download pattern here: Poncho and Pants Crochet Pattern… Read more »